Shale Gas Discovered in Poland

photo : Energy Tribune

According to Polskie Radio's website,  PKN Orlen, the Polish refining and petrochemicals group, has discovered large quantities of shale gas in the Lublin area in the East of Poland.

The find is significant, as experts have estimated that Poland may have up to 3 trillion m3 of shale gas. Currently, Poland is reliant on Russian imports for much of its gas.

The news will also be a major boost for Poland's chemical industries, with fertiliser producers and petrochemicals manufacturers potentially set to benefit from this new gas source.

This blog has watched the development of the shale gas business with interest. There have already been significant developments in North America. It has been suggested for some time that Europe could be a rich source of shale gas. Discoveries such as that in Poland, show that the future of energy and chemical feedstock supply in Europe could be set to take a new course.

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